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Jumping The Gap To West Africa with Itadi

Jumping The Gap To West Africa with Itadi

Playing tracks by

Itadi, Jack DeJohnette's Compost, The Ogyatanaa show band, Guynamukat Edit, Standing Room Only and more.

Jumping The Gap Show 24 April 2013
Starting out in Togo, with the Hot Casa label's new re-issue of Itadi Bonney's Afro-funk LP 'Watch Your Life' (recorded at a West African radio station in the mid-70s), the rhythms were lively for most of today's show, whether Latin, Afrobeat or disco. From one-time Miles Davis drummer & accomplished keyboardist Jack DeJohnette's questioning Compost group, through to Washington's Phil Flowers (the man dubbed The Black Elvis & you'll understand why as he unleashes his girl-troubled 'I've Got To Move') other treats today included some more of those newly released John Morales productions from the M+M Mixes Vol. 3 on BBE. Today we had fun with some of Morales' bonus instrumentals including Teddy Pendergrass & a classic Arthur Russell 'joint'. Fun was also had dropping an a cappella section from Daft Punk's new tune over some Afrobeat re-edit action out of Israel, before ending with Tramp's retrospective on Jimmy Preacher Ellis.
Happy listening - Paris